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I have owned my Evoque for 6 months, has 2850 miles on it and I have a dead battery. I am going to take it to the dealership tomorrow for replacement. I had the alternator tested and it is charging the battery correctly. I can only think of a couple of reasons why this would happen.1. Bad battery2. So many electronics sucking the power out and not driving the car more than 30 minutes a day?What are your thoughts?
 

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Short trips less than 5 miles around town will not recharge the battery according to the service writer at my LR dealership. Additionally the power options including the 825 watt Meridian system use lots of juice. I had a low battery message flash on the infotainment center on two different occasions so each time I put a trickle charge on the battery and end of problem. My dealership ran two different tests on the battery and stated it was in excellent condition. I had the same issue with my previous car, a BMW 335is Convertible with greater frequency. Are you able to put a charge on the battery to get the car started?
 

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I have had the battery charged twice this weekend. When you use your trickle, you have to take the plastic top off every time you charge it. That is a pain in the neck, not that it is difficult but iris just inconvienient. Are there any other thoughts?
 

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The service writer and mechanic told me that I would have to go at least 15 miles/day to keep the battery totally recharged. My battery was in good conditions, so they recharged it to its full potential. The problem for me is that I am retired and I only go , on average two to four miles a day. The service writer informs me that the next time this happens, they will pu a " trickler"on the battery and all I would have to do is plug it in without raising the hood and taking the cover off. WHO NEW!
 

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Two things keep coming up on this in the forum. One is that some people think the car has to be locked to keep it from draining. The other which I've been told by my service people personally is if the fob is anywhere near the car when it is parked it will continue to communicate with the car and keep it in a slightly more powered-up condition and it will drain the battery overnight. They said they've seen that where customers hung their keys with the fob on a hook at the garage door inside the house. I guess with strong batteries in the fob it can possibly talk further than the few feet the manual suggests as the range.

I keep my fobs on the other side of the house from my garage even though I know that's overkill.

I've let my car sit parked in my garage for two weeks at a time several times in the recent months. It was a little sluggish to start once but worked just fine.
 

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Curious, though this post is a bit old, if others are experiencing battery issues. On the UK forums it's all over the place. In a CANBUS car, a weak battery can also cause the system to throw off random error codes. And, possibly, set off the alarm. A week after I took delivery my dealer ran a load test on my battery and gave me a new one. And, of course, there was the software update to correct the alternator's insufficient charging (which mine already had). Wondering why it does not seem to be a big deal here.
 

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Batteries start to charge the minute the car is running. Put a multimeter on it and you see upon startup that it is over 12 volts. Should be about 13.8 to 14.2. Rev it up and it should jump. If not its your charging system. Amazing how many know nothing's work in dealerships
 

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Batteries start to charge the minute the car is running. Put a multimeter on it and you see upon startup that it is over 12 volts. Should be about 13.8 to 14.2. Rev it up and it should jump. If not its your charging system. Amazing how many know nothing's work in dealerships
If the battery fails a load test it really doesn't matter how "good" the alternator is. Eventually the battery is going to let you down. You cannot "revive" a battery that fails a load test. What dealers -- especially it seems, in the UK -- have been doing, is applying the software fix and then sending customers out onto the street without checking to see if the batteries are any good.
 

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I started this thread and just had my 16k service. I have not experienced another incident on the battery since I first reported. Over the last four months I have taken two trips that covered 700 miles each. When I am home I am still taking 5 to 10 mile trips daily. The technician informed me that my battery was fully charged. Also, he knew nothing of the software fix that the other forum discussed.
 

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My Evoque has 17000 miles on it. Went to start it yesterday and the battery was dead. currently on a trickle charge all night. Taking it in to dealer, will advise.
 

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They preformed several load tests, battery OK. Did an update on Central Junction Box, CJB, to increase charge rate of alternator. Was told car takes a 5 mile drive to recoup charge used to start engine. Also, to lock car to put it totally to sleep. Some vehicles are going to start installing two batteries, one for computers, a second small one dedicated to just starting. I've never had a car do this before simply because it is used for mostly short trips.
 

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I am skeptical that your battery is OK. Are you getting the 3 min warning or the ten? If you are getting the 3 min then it is history. Soon as I told my dealer I was getting 3 min they replaced it. But first they checked to be sure I had the charging fix. How can your battery be good if it keeps going flat? Where are you located?

BTW -- I call BS on the "locking the car to put it to sleep", tale. I never lock my car unless out in the world. So, 99% of the time it is unlocked and I have never had a flat battery. In fact, logic would dictate it requires MORE power to lock the car as the alarm and locking systems have to be armed. (And, I dirive my car one or twice a week.)
 

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Scrannel,
I'm skeptical too. Never heard this kind of advice before. I'm on the east coast. I did receive the 3 minute warning about 5 times a month ago and it stopped.
 

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I was told by the dealership that you need to go at least 15 miles/day to keep the battery properly charged. Whether that's correct or not, it seems to work.
 

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I was told by the dealership that you need to go at least 15 miles/day to keep the battery properly charged. Whether that's correct or not, it seems to work.
If you need to do this your battery is shot. If you're in the states, you have a gas motor and the fix is to get the software update and then -- probably -- replace the battery. Obviously if you drive a car every day the battery will get a charge... until the day it fails. In other words, you should not have to do this if your battery is good. I drive mine about twice a week. Have no problems. But my dealer tossed my battery after it was determined I had the fix and qa load test showed the battery as bad.
 

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I'm not saying it's bad, but if you NEED to constantly charge the battery, it sounds like it is. Also, your dealer saying you need to drive the car around the block to keep it charged -- which is BS if your battery is good -- doesn't mean the battery IS bad, just his advice IMHO.

The big telltale sign of a battery on the way out is getting the 3 minute warning every time you turn on the ignition w/o actually starting the car. You should get a 10 minute warning to shut down. If you get the 3 minute warning and you've been out driving just before, it sounds like the battery is not holding a charge.

I had a C6 Corvette (which has a CANBUS system like the Evoque). First day I drove it home (a very long drive, BTW) I wanted to clean it up, turned on the stereo (no engine) and in 20 minutes it shut down -- no warning. The Evoque does the same, just you get a warning. But if the car is fully charging that warning should be 10 minutes. Not 3.
 
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